The purge of anything in any way related to the Confederate flag continues as the NAACP of Huntsville has demanded that the state of Alabama remove the symbol from uniforms and vehicles used by Alabama State Troopers.
The flag appears in a small patch on the uniforms and cruisers that is clearly designed to represent the storied history of the State.
While many understand that history to be a complex narrative that cannot simply be swept away and forgotten about, others, emboldened by a successful exploitation of the tragic shooting in Charleston, just want to censor anything that they deem to be politically incorrect.
“The time is right, and I just think it needs to be,” said NAACP of Huntsville spokesman Rev. Robert Shanklin. “We need to do a clean sweep. The state and local government, anywhere that that’s located.”
The decision on whether to remove the symbols will ultimately lie in the hands of Gov. Robert Bentley (R).
NAACP is on quite a roll, having also called for Mississippi to remove the Confederate flag from its state flag, and even for the Stone Mountain carving of Confederate war generals Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson to be sandblasted off the structure, and literally erased from history.
“We want to put it where it belongs, in a historic museum. It belongs in a museum,” NAACP spokesperson Hilary Shelton said of the Confederate symbol.
“So it should not be flown as a banner of reverence. It’s only flown as an emblem of hatred, violence, discrimination and murder. So, that being said, we’re calling for it to come down.”
The call to remove, archive, or even destroy anything remotely connected to the Confederate flag has become a crazed obsession for radical leftists, and in reality will do nothing to combat the problematic racial divide in the US. Indeed, it will only serve to stoke more anger and resentment.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.